I am very well aware of punctuation usage difference between American and British usage, but this part confuses me a little.
A. Why did he ask, "Who are you?"
B. Why did he ask, "Who are you?"?
C. Why did he ask, "Who are you"?
The reason I am confused is because a question is enclosed in a question. Now I know when to put a question mark inside and outside quotation mark:
He asked, "Will you go and jump in the pond?" [a question within a statement]
He really said, "Go jump in the pond"? [a statement within a question]
So, which one of the three options is correct? Same goes for use of the period. Should it be placed inside or outside:
D. He said, "Pluck that flower."
E. He said, "Pluck that flower".
F. He said, "Pluck that flower.".
If I pick the D option, would it also mean that my sentence ended with the enclosed sentence?
If I pick the E option, would it mean that my sentence ended while the enclosed sentence was incomplete?
B. and F. seems awkward. Please help!